5 DAY EXCURSIONS - EX BANGKOK
Tour Code: 4NBAH        Agricultural and Historical Central Plains                                                        (5 Days/4 Nights)

Ever wondered how Jasmine Rice was grown and produced? Here is a tour that will take you to the Queen’s Bangsai Royal centre,
to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, gain first hand experience of daily routines of Thai farmers, visit to the ruined city, The Bridge
over River Kwai, take a long tail boat to check in at your hotel, Dance performance by Mon Tribal, elephant ride, boat trip to Kaeng
Lawa Cave and train ride on the death railway.

    Day 1  Bangkok – Cruise up Chao Phyra River – Bangsai Royal – Bang Pa In – Ayutthaya (L,D)
    Depart Bangkok in the morning for a cruise on Chao Phyra River north to Bangsai Royal Folk Art and Crfats
    Centre (coffee and light snacks will be served on board). The centre is supported by the Queen to preserve
    various forms of traditional handicrafts and also to provide work for craftsmen. Here, You will also see one
    of the largest aquariums. Return to the boat for lunch as proceed onwards to Bang-Pa-In where the Summer
    Palace was built in the 16th century during the Ayuthaya period. The Palace buildings were constructed in
    three different styles: Thai, Chinese and Western. The tour will continue by road to Ayutthaya, the second
    capital of Thailand, built by King U-Thong in the 13th century. The dynasty ruled for 417 years and was
    destroyed by the Burmese. Visit to some of the famous
    temples including Wat Phra Si Sanphet, bronze Buddha statues Wat Yai Chai Mongkhol and Wat Chai
    Wattanaram. Today, you will at the Ayutthaya Krung Sri River Hotel and dinner will be served at the hotel.

    Day 2         Ayuttaya – Supanburi (B,L,D)
    Visit to the Ayuthaya National Museum - a national research institute devoted to the study of Ayuthaya which
    exhibits the ancient excavations and the reconstruction of Ayuthaya’s past. Continue journey to Supanburi for
    the historical monument of King Naresuan who defeated the Crown Prince of Burma in 17th century followed
    by a visit to the Thai Farmers Museum, where rice farming development in Thailand are displayed. Here
    there will be information on changes in methods, techniques and technology used in the rice farming
    industry. As you know, rice farming is very important to the Thai people and you now have an opportunity to
    see how Thailand Jasmine rice is grown & processed. In the afternoon, you will be treated with a visit to a
    local Thai village where you will be able to see the farmers going about their daily chores and the
    opportunity to explore & walk around the village. Dinner and overnight in Suphanburi.

    Day 3         Supanburi - Kanchanaburi (B,L)
    Following breakfast, proceed to the Thai Farmer’s Village to learn more about how farmers used  their water
    buffaloes to helped rice farming in the olden days. You will also see the different steps to rice farming and
    get a chance to try it; from the planting stages to the harvesting to the husking.  It will be an interesting
    learning experience. Then proceed to Kanchanaburi where the Second World War memorials are located.
    Lunch will be served en-route at a local restaurant before proceeding to Hellfire Pass Museum. Here, see an
    impressive display and history of the horrors during the Second World War. Many prisoners-of-war died while
    working on the Death
    Railway in 1943 and this was one of most difficult segments of the railway to connect Burma. Take a boat ride
    along the River Kwai to check-in at the Jungle Raft - a unique floating raft hotel.  Enjoy the scenery of the river
    view outside your room or take a walk about the Mon village. Here, you learn about their tribal lifestyle,
    culture and also visit to the children’s school. The Mons are an indigenous group of Burmese people. Walk
    about the gardens and see the various fresh produce of vegetables, fruits and herbal plants that will be
    used for dinner. There is also a tribal dance and performance after dinner. For your comfort and stay,
    overnight at Jungle Raft Hotel.

    Day 4         Kanchanaburi (B,L,D)
    Transfer by boat to explore a limestone cave. This cave has been formed over hundreds of years and you can
    now see the different types of shapes and columns formed by the crystals and erosion. Then continue to the
    Resotel Resort where you can enjoy these
    activities for the day : mountain biking, canoeing, and strolling through the herbal garden, cooking lessons,
    traditional Thai massage, and herbal steam bath. Dinner and overnight at the Jungle Raft Hotel.

    Day 5         Kanchanaburi - Bangkok (B)
    After breakfast, depart the Resotel Resort by boat and proceed to the famous Bridge over the River Kwai.
    Board the train for a journey along the original Death Railway across the bridge and passing over a wooden
    viaduct section built along the mountain. Your train ride will end at the bridge station and you can take a
    walk across the bridge to where the bus will be waiting. The last stop will be the War Cemetery where more
    than 6000 prisoners-of-war are buried. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Bangkok.






Tour Code: 4NBJN        Journey to the North                                                                                            (5 Days / 4 Nights)

This journey will take you from the Capital city, through historical sites onwards to the North.

    Day 1         Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Saraburi – Phitsanuloke   (L,D)
    Depart Bangkok early in the morning for Ayutthaya - the ancient capital of Thailand for 417 years before the
    Burmese destroyed it. Many impressive ruins of the old city remain as a testament of its former glory.
    Ayutthaya is now regarded as one of the World Heritage sites. Visit one of the biggest bronze Buddha statues
    in Viharn Pramongokolbophit. The tour continues to Saraburi to visit the Phra Buddha Bhat (Footprint of Lord
    Buddha Temple). This is a elaborately decorated temple with many legends behind it. Lunch will be at
    Lopburi. Continue to the Khemer ruin of Pra Prang Sam Yod before proceeding to Phitsanuloke for an overnight
    at Amarin Lagoon Hotel.

    Day 2 Phitsanuloke – Sukhothai –Sri Satchanalai – Lampang (B,L,D)
    After visit to the Phra Sri Mahathat a beautiful royal temple. Housed within the temple is a beautiful golden
    Buddha statue and also an impressive wall of mural depicting on the legend about casting Buddha images
    and the journey of this particular Buddha’s statue from it place of origin to Phitsanuloke.  Proceed to
    Sukhothai –the first capital of the Thai Kingdom; now preserved as a World Heritage Historical Park. Begin
    with the Sukhothai Museum then the many ruins and monuments in the Park which has been restored with
    the aid of local and foreign expertise. Some  are still left in disrepair because of the state and poor
    condition when they were discovered in. After a walk in the museum, we will take a walk in the Historical
    Park to see some of these impressive temple and ruins. This is one of the most photographed historical
    places in Thailand and you will soon know why after your walk in the park. After lunch, we will continue to Sri
    Satchanalai - the sister city to Sukhothai. It was here that Sangkhlok, the ceramic wares were manufactured
    for both local use and export. There was already a major export route for these ceramic items to China at that
    time. Visit the some of the impressive ruins and monuments of the city, including the Kiln Museum and the
    temple on the small hill before continuing on to Lampang and overnight at Lampang Wiengthong Hotel.

    Day 3         Lampang -  Golden Triangle - Chiangrai (B,L,D)
    Lampang is one of the oldest settlements in Northern Thailand and has many famous temples dating back to
    the early eras of the Lanna Kingdom. Begin with a visit to Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao - the temple that once
    housed the revered Emerald Buddha. The temple building consist of an impressive chedi on a rectangular
    base with a round spire, topped with gilded bronze tiles. Nearby is a Burmese-styled chapel featuring a
    multi-tiered roof. Beautiful colours and elaborate harmony make Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao a prime example of
    Thai architecture. The tour continues with a drive to Phayao  to visit Wat Sri Kom Kam where lunch will be
    served on the lake. Following lunch depart for the golden triangle where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar
    and Laos meet. Enjoy a short boat trip along the Mekong River prior to checking into Rim Kok Hotel.

    Day 4                 Chiangrai - Mae Sai – Mae Salong - Chiangmai (B,L,D)
    After breakfast, drive to Mae Sai, a border town with a thriving market based on cross-border trade. Take a
    walk around the town and marketplace to find various Burmese woven fabrics, handicraft, jewelleries and
    many more. Later, proceed to Mae Salong to visit the Akha and Yao hilltribes along the road. Get to know
    more about their traditional way of life and how they have changed with the improvement from the aid
    received from the Thai government. This is also an opportunity to see the cultural differences between the
    two tribes. Return to Chiangmai for dinner and enjoy a cultural show of both music and dance from the
    Northern region. For your comfort and stay, overnight in Imperial Mae Ping.

    Day 5         Chiangmai - Bangkok (B,L)
    After breakfast, visit local handicraft villages and to observe the traditional techniques of making paper
    umbrella, teakwood carving, laquer ware, ceramics and silverware. Following, take a tour to local
    manufacturers of silk and hand-made cotton goods. The tour continue to visit Phra That Doi Suthep, the most
    revered temple built on a mountaintop about 3,500ft above sea level. This temple is said to house some of
    Lord Buddha’s holy relics in its pagoda. Both locals and foreigners come to visit and pay their respect. From
    this location, you can also get a good view of Chiang Mai City and surrounding countryside below. Transfer to
    the airport for your flight back to Bangkok.

Tour Code: 2NBNE        Journey to the North - East                                                                                (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Bangkok overland to the ancient city of Ayutthaya then East wards to other historical and eye-opening cities in the Northeast.

    Day 1         Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Korat (L,D)
    Depart Bangkok early in the morning for Ayutthaya - the ancient capital of Thailand for 417 years before the
    Burmese destroyed it. Many impressive ruins of the old city remain as a testament to its former glory.
    Ayutthaya is now regarded as one of the World Heritage sites. Visit some of the beautifully preserved
    monuments around the city. Begin with the famous Wat Phra Si Sanphet and then walk over to see one of the
    biggest bronze Buddha statues in Viharn Pramongokolbophit. Take a boat trip around the island to see Thai
    houses built on stilts and beautiful Buddhist temples by the waterway. After lunch, we will travel to Nakhon
    Ratchasima to visit Phimai Historical Park. Prasat Hin Phimai is one of the largest Khemer sanctuary in
    Thailand and one of the finest example of classical Khemer architecture. It was once linked by a direct road
    to Angkor itself. Marvel at the magnificent structure and the detailed restoration that has been done. Return
    to Korat to check-in to Sima Thanee Hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Day 2         Korat – Prasat Phanom – Khon Kaen (B,L,D)
    After breakfast, depart Korat and drive north through the pottery production village of Dan Kwain. Make a
    quick stop there to get some beautifully done clay handicraft pieces before continuing onto Prasat Phanom
    Rung. This finely restored temple was originally built in the 12th century on an extinct volcano by order of the
    Khemer King. An impressive 200 metre avenue adorn with superb stone carvings lead to the main building.
    Many fine carvings and friezes adorn the temple and the main phrang of the temples. These carvings depict
    daily life at that time and also mythical beast of the Ramayana story. The temple has been restored to a very
    fine condition through a combination of local and international effort.  Every year, many locals still come to
    see sunrise over the temple on summer solstice morning.  After lunch, we will travel through Chonnabot
    District to see a handicraft district where fine Thai silk and other handicrafts are produces for domestic and
    international market. Check-in to the Chareon Thanee Hotel in Khon Kaen for dinner and overnight.

    Day 3         Khon Kaen - Phitsanulok (B,L,D)
    Begin the morning with a visit to the Khon Kaen Museum—one of the best museums in the northeast region.
    This will provide you with a better understanding of the culture, people and traditions of the northeast of
    Thailand. Depart Khon Kaen and travel to Phitsanulok (approx 3-4 hours). Upon arrival, visit the Phra Sri
    Mahathat a beautiful royal temple where many people come to visit. Housed within the temple is a
    beautiful golden Buddha statue and also an impressive of wall mural depicting the legend about casting
    Buddha images and the journey of this particular Buddha statue from it place of origin to Phitsanuloke. After
    dinner, check-in to Amarin Lagoon hotel and have the rest of the evening free.

    Day 4         Phitsanulok – Sukhothai – Sri Satchanalai - Phitsanulok (B,L,D)
    After breakfast, proceed to Sukhothai – the first capital of the Thai Kingdom; now preserved as a World
    Heritage Historical Park. Beginning with the Sukhothai Museum, you will get a good understanding of the
    various temples, their uses and the process that went into restoring them. Many ruins and monuments in the
    Park has been restored with the aid of local and foreign expertise. Many others are still left in disrepair
    because of the state and poor condition they were discovered in. After a walk in the museum, we will take a
    walk in the Historical Park to see some of these impressive temple and ruins. This is one of the most
    photographed historical places in Thailand and you will soon know why after your walk in the park. After
    lunch, we will continue to Sri Satchanalai - the sister city to Sukhothai. It was here that Sangkhlok, the
    ceramic wares were manufactured for both local use and export. There was already a major export route for
    these ceramic items to China at that time. Visit the some of the impressive ruins and monuments of the city,
    including the Kiln Museum and the temple on the small hill before returning to Amarin Lagoon Hotel in
    Phitsanulok for overnight.

    Day 5         Phitsanulok – Lopburi - Bangkok (B,L)
    Today, we depart Phitsanulok and return to Bangkok. En-route, we will make a short stop at Lopburi. This
    small town serves as a stopover for people travelling northwards from Ayutthaya. We will stop to take a look
    at Wat Pra Sam Yod a beautifully preserved monument from the Khemer period. Continue your journey back to
    Bangkok.


Tour Code: 4NBDB        Discovery Bangkok & Around                                                                      (5 Days / 4 nights)
Note: Tour starts from arrival in Bangkok on Day 1

    Day 1:         Arrival Bangkok
    Upon arrival in Bangkok, the “City of Angels”. You will be transferred to hotel of your choice. The balance of
    the day is at leisure. Choices of hotels: Amari Watergate or Siam City Hotel

    Day 2:         Bangkok (B,L,D)
    Start your exciting visit to Thailand by riding a long-tail boat along the mighty Chao Phrya River to visit the
    Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun). The tour continues to the fabulous Grand Palace, former residence of the
    Royal Family and Wat Phra Kao (the Emerald Buddha Temple). In the evening enjoy a superb Thai dinner and
    Thai classical dance performance at Silom Village.

    Day 3:         Bangkok – Damoen Saduak Floating Market - Kanchanaburi  (B,L)
    After a morning visit to the fascinating and colorful Damoen Saduak Floating Market for some beautiful
    opportunities for photo shooting. The tour continues to the River Kwai (Kanchanaburi). Upon arrival, visit to
    the War Museum, and then to the Allied P.O.W Cemetery, the world famous the Bridge over the River Kwai and
    a part of the Death Railway constructed by Allied prisoners of war. Take a ride on the Death Railway train,
    through magnificent scenery. For your comfort and stay, overnight at Pung Waan Kwai Yai Hotel.

    Day 4:         Bangkok-Kanchanaburi – Nakom Pathom – Rose Garden - Bangkok (B,L)
    After breakfast transfer you'll make a brief stop at the town of Nakom Pathom to view its famous giant
    Pagoda then proceed to lunch among the lovely lakes and flowers of the delightful Rose Gardens. In the
    afternoon, enjoy a taste of Thai culture by watching a lively presentation of Thai martial arts, music, dancing
    and traditional ceremonies. You'll also have an opportunity to see trained elephants at work.
    Then transfer back to Bangkok.

    Day 5:         Bangkok Departure (B)
    Breakfast will be served at hotel following your departure transfer to the airport for your flight to home
    country or next destination.
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